E1M2: Cinema (Chex Quest 2)

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Chex Quest 2 maps
This level occupies the map slot E1M2. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E1M2.

E1M2: Cinema is the second map of Chex Quest 2. It was designed by Digital Café and uses the music track "Cinema" by Andrew Benon.


Map of Cinema
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Open the door in front of you, go across the street and into the vent opening to the right of the cinema entrance, go to the far end of the ventilation, turn right and flip the switch. Backtrack to the street and head into the cinema, turn left or right, go behind the counter and get down the lift, turn right in a diagonal line and flip the switch. Backtrack to the cinema entrance and go inside the now open cashier room and take the blue key. Go back to the room with the counter, but this time head upstairs, open the first or second blue door and take the red key on the far end of the room behind the blue door. Backtrack to the entrance of the cinema and turn right into the tight alleyway, go across it and take the yellow key in the center of the next room. Backtrack to the counter in the cinema and open the yellow door there, advance outdoors behind the yellow door, turn right twice to enter the exit room, flip the lever there.

Other points of interest[edit]



  • Go into the vents in the main street, but instead of heading to the far end of the ventilation, turn right to get into a room with a large zorcher pack and a flemoidus bipedicus. (sector 16)


  • A flemoid larva is stuck in one of the vents of the cinema.
  • There are no red key doors, so the red key is useless.

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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 1:11.37 Plerb 2023-07-06 cq2_e1m2_1_11_37.zip
NM speed
UV max 1:55.86 Argentum 2023-06-25 cq2_2_m_1_55.zip
NM 100S
UV -fast 2:08.86 grapes 2023-07-20 cq202f208.zip
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 1:27.40 grapes 2023-07-19 cq202p127.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 24, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 96
Vertices 783*
Linedefs 859
Sidedefs 1376
Sectors 212
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 670.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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Inspiration and development[edit]


  1. The Shark poster is a chex parody of Jaws.
  2. The second poster in the counter room is a chex parody of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
  3. The third poster in the counter room is a chex parody of Indiana Jones.
  4. The second looping movie is a parody of Mickey Mouse.
  5. The third looping movie is a chex parody of The Gold Rush.

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